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Album Review: The Shins - Port of Morrow

Album Review: The Shins - Port of Morrow

Tuesday 27th March, 2012 9:31AM

Five years virtually melt away as Port of Morrow, the new album from The Shins, begins its ascent into nostalgic familiarity. The perennial underdogs practically defined the new musical millennium for a dedicated fan base with their offbeat guitar pop, something that on the surface isn’t lost on this new release. But taking Port of Morrow on face value can prove difficult given all that has occurred in those intervening years since 2007’s Wincing the Night Away, which included James Mercer’s side-project Broken Bells and the complete restructuring of the line-up which has left him as the only original member remaining.

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